FAQs

yoga & retreat

what is a Yoga retreat? 

It is an opportunity to explore yourself through your practice. With all the distractions and diversions that surround us, it is hard to look inward, relax, and fully take advantage of what yoga has to offer.  A yoga retreat offers you the chance to get away from the normal day to day routines and customs of life, which allows for a valuable perspective into ourselves.

Often, people have to schedule time off work to attend a retreat, which is why they often take place in exotic locations, which allows for the benefit of a unique holiday experience in combination with deepening your yoga practice. Whichever type of yoga retreat you seek, we hope to provide that selection that meets your need at this time in your life. A retreat can be life changing no matter where they take place.

Are yoga retreats for everyone?

Yes…you do not need to have done yoga before or be that flexible to fully enjoy this retreat. Retreats often vary in their specific yoga styles, and amenities, but they are often more similar than not when it comes to accommodating all levels

Can I go on a Retreat by myself?

Yes of course and many people do. Yoga retreats can be great for couples and friends, but also for the individual. The reason being, that yoga retreats are by definition a get away. A retreat away from the norm.  People who attend yoga retreats tend to be respectful, community-driven, and generally well centered, so it’s a great place to make new friends. It also allows one to find their own self again, or just relish in being in their own personal space.

What do I need to bring to a yoga class?

We provide mats and blankets but please bring your own mat & meditation cushion if you have one. Comfortable clothes to do yoga in and a bottle of water.

How big is the yoga room?

The room can accommodate 20 but in most cases there are much less. It is a big room so everyone will have space around them.

accommodation

What is the accommodation like?

Finca Sanau is a beautiful retreat setting in Porreres, south east Mallorca. 

It  is a wonderful, very large finca (approximately 430 sqm. living space) situated on a vast piece of private land (24000 sqm.) The garden is set up like a typical Mediterranean garden with beautiful plants and exotic trees and shrubs and a pond full of water lilies. There is the main house, a guest house (with three apartments), a large swimming pool and two yoga halls for seminars and retreats.

The property comprises of the main house which can easily and comfortably accommodate up to 19 people. Just a short walk away, on the same property, sits the guest house which can house another 6 people.

There are numerous terraces and garden areas, surrounded by lush vegetation, around the main house offering plenty of opportunities to find a comfortable and peaceful getaway. Through the main entrance you enter the main room which is divided into a dining and a lounge section. The dining section offers plenty of space for large groups to enjoy a meal or drink and the lounge area offers a cozy fireplace to relax and unwind in front of.  Right next to the dining section there is the well-equipped kitchen set up in a typical Mallorquin style. All bedrooms in Finca Sanau are sunny and light with big windows overlooking the beautiful garden. They are equipped to the same standard with single beds (0,90 x 2m), which can, by request, be adjoined. On the ground floor there are two double bedrooms with one bathroom as well as a triple room with a bathroom en-suite and a small single bedroom with a separate bathroom. All the ground floor bedrooms have direct access on to the beautiful garden. The upper floor is exclusively for sleeping. There are four light filled double bedrooms, which share two bathrooms with a bath. The interior design is of a very high quality and of a simple but tasteful style.

Around the large swimming pool there is a very nice covered terrace with an exterior kitchen and grill plus a covered dining area. There are two large yoga halls, both with under floor heating for those chilly winter months, plus one more room to accommodate three people next to them.

Porreres is a small village in South East Mallorca approximately 35 minutes by car from the capital, Palma. It is a picturesque quiet little village which is the perfect spot to fully recharge in. The flat landscape around Porreres, also called La Pa, has always been considered the farming area of Mallorca. Until now wheat farming was combined with almond,  fig and apricot farming . More recently this area has also made a name for itself with some excellent vineyards. Every Tuesday the local market is held.

If I do not want to share a room can I book a room for single occupancy?

Yes you can but this comes at an additional cost of 40 %. Single rooms are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

What time is check in and check out?

Check in is from 3 o’clock on the day of your arrival and by 10 am on the day of your departure.

Is there wifi at the retreat?

Yes there is free wifi in all the rooms and also the communal areas.

insurance

Do I need travel Insurance?

Yes. Travel insurance is compulsory for all clients which must include adequate cover for baggage, travel delays, cancellation, medical expenses and the cost of repatriation should you become ill and need to get back home. It is up to each individual to ensure that their insurance is adequate for the retreat and any other activities you may participate in. Body Bloom Retreats, Finca SaNau and the Body Bloom Team take no responsibility for your insurance, cancellations, personal loss or injury.

meals

I have food intolerance/allergies …is this a problem?

No, not at all. On the booking form there is a section on dietary requirements/food intolerance, that you can fill in. This will be given to our cook who will provide food that can be eaten by everyone. At all our retreats we have our own cook who serves highly nutritious healthy home cooked vegan food.

transport

Flights must be booked independently although we are happy to advise and assist you in your travel plans…just ask…We highly recommend hiring a car as it gives you more freedom. If you want help booking a car , or wish to share a car with other clients to save costs this can be arranged on your behalf . We are happy to advise and assist you with this as well.

Palma , the capital of Mallorca, is a short plane ride away from most other European destinations for example London is just 2.20 hours away by plane.

How far is the venue from the airport?

The venue is about 30 min by car from the airport. Taxis can be picked up directly at the airport or we can arrange a taxi for you.

How do I get to the retreat house?

From the airport take the motorway to Manacor, up to Porreres. Drive past the exit to Algaida and Montuiri until you reach the exit to Porreres. Leave the motorway towards Porreres until you reach a roundabout just before the entrance to Porreres. From here go ahead to Campos / Montesion. Take the first exit in the direction of the monastery / Sanctuari Montesion. Finca Sa Nau is the first Finca on the right hand side, with a stone wall and an entrance full of oleander and cypress trees.

payments

How do I secure my reservation?

Please fill in our booking form, available at the bottom of the booking information sheet found on the drop down menu under BOOKING and pay a non refundable deposit of 300 GBP by January 7th 2015 to secure your place on the retreat. Once the deposit has been received your reservation will be confirmed via email after January 7th 2015. We advise you not to book any flights until you have received this confirmation email. Please see our booking policy for more details on how to pay and book.

How do I pay?

By direct bank transfers in pounds to our bank account, details of which are on the booking form.

The balance is required 4 weeks before the retreat starts. Please see our booking sheet for our cancellation policy.

NB We require a minimum of 12 people for the retreat to take place. If after the January 7th deposit deadline we do not have the maximum number of clients then your deposit will be repaid in full and the retreat will be cancelled.